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Origin of the name LEONARD.
Etymology of the name LEONARD.
Meaning of the baby name LEONARD.


LEONARD.  From Old German Leonhard (q.v.), or Frankish Löwenhard (q.v.), meaning "the stern lion" or "strong as a lion."  Usage: America, England, France (Léonard), Holland, Sweden, Switzerland.

... This was a favourite name in France; and has some popularity in England, chiefly, it is said, in the north, and in the Isle of Wight. (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)

    Leonard Euler, a celebrated Swiss geometer, born at Bâle on the 15th of April, 1707, was the pupil of John Bernoulli in his native city.  He died in September, 1783, leaving several sons who became eminent in science. (Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology, Thomas, 1915)


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